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A Firefighter's Life

by Bryan Ratushniak


ISBN: 9781770865761

Format: Trade Paperback w/ Flaps
Size: 6" x 9"

Price: $24.95


Publication Date: November 14, 2020



Who doesn’t run to the window when a fire truck rushes by? Bryan Ratushniak, has spent a thirty-two-year career working on the busiest fire trucks in Canada and has detailed his adventures in this insightful memoir.


The book details the emotional damage inflicted by the horrors of the job and how the author came out the other side more or less in one piece. Ratushniak shares the ups and downs of balancing home and professional life while trying to hold on to his sanity.


Aftermath: A Firefighter's Life is filled with candid, humorous, tragic, and hopeful stories from behind the “big red doors.”


BIO036000  Biography & Autobiography/ Fire & Emergency Services

BIO026000 Biography & Autobiography/ Personal Memoirs

BIO000000  Biography & Autobiography/ General


“Powerful, honest & moving.” 

— Open Book

“Stories are at the core of how we connect and bond with each other and the best stories are written in a way that brings the reader out of their life experience and into the world of the storyteller.  Ratushniak is gifted in this regard.  His style is conversational and easy as if we, the reader, are a firefighter like him and we’re just having a chat somewhere, just the two of us.  With humour and candour Ratushniak weaves the light and the dark into wonderfully compelling moments which make us realize what’s it’s truly like to be a firefighter and an everyday hero.”

 — Dale Curd, author of Living Lightly and host of CBC's HelloGoodbye.

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